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Door open for Bears' Marquess Wilson

Marquess Wilson (Patrick McDermott/Getty)

The Bears released Earl Bennett yesterday, opening the door for last year's seventh-rounder, Marquess Wilson, to claim the No. 3 wideout role, while also changing the team's draft needs.

In a cost-cutting move yesterday, the Chicago Bears released wide receiver Earl Bennett. The club's third-round pick in 2008, Bennett spent his first six NFL seasons in Chicago. His best year came in 2009 when he caught 54 passes for 717 yards. Yet his play declined the past three seasons, culminating in a career-low 243 receiving yards in 2013. Waiving Bennett clears $2.45 million off the... Recommended Stories